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Fans Behaving Badly: Beer Tosser Went Too Far

Well, the answer to that question almost certainly has to be "yes." Just in case you haven't seen it yet, during last night's Phillies win over the Cubs, a Chicago fan tossed a beer directly on to Philadelphia center fielder Shane Victorino while he was trying to bring in a deep pop up.

It was a ludicrous moment, even for the Wrigley Field bleachers. And if that wasn't enough bad news for Wrigley officials, the whole incident got worse when security officers ejected the wrong fan. As The Sporting Blog's Dan Levy reported earlier today, complete with a pair of very, very close-up images, the wrong man was clearly tossed from a game in which the Cubs were already cooked.

Look, bad behavior in the Wrigley Field bleachers is nothing new. We've seen tons of beer pounding -- complete with bizarre tricks -- and plenty of fisticuffs. It was probably only a matter of time until something like this happened.

That being said, any fan tossing a beer on a player at any time, let alone while the ball is in play, deserves to be banned from the stadium for life. Or so I think. But you should have a voice in this, too, so let us know what you think should happen to the offender in question.

By Cameron Smith  |  August 13, 2009; 1:06 PM ET
Categories:  Cubs , Phillies  | Tags: Cubs, Phillies, Wrigley Field, fans  
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That was the most ridiculous stunt from a fan of all time. What a black eye for Cubs "fans". And he didn't even make Victorino drop the ball. What a lame stunt. Any self-respecting heckler will tell you that is just going too far. If that had happened in New York or Philly, the guy would have gotten beaten up by the other home town fans for being a complete jackass. On National TV no less.

Ban that clown for life. Wait, I have a better idea. Lock him in a room with Victorino for five minutes and if he makes it out alive, he can come back in the park next season.

Posted by: PhilliesPhan | August 13, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

The guy turned himself in to the police, so one hopes that there will be consequences for his act:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1715739,wrigley-field-beer-thrower-caught-081309.article

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | August 14, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

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